Posts restored, just not all in correct chronological order

May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

However, upon further investigation only one was actually out of order and always the first post.  By removing it from “posted” to “Under Review” all the rest appear to be in the correct order.



June 12, 2013 in Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

Foothill EXCON meeting

by kgeiger

IEEE LAC Section Maps

June 8, 2013 in Uncategorized by kgeiger

Here are the new maps for the LA Council’s Sections.

These maps have been updated to correct for Zipcode district drift.

pdf iconMetroLA_Updates.pdf

by kgeiger

Welcome to the Future

June 8, 2013 in Uncategorized by kgeiger

This is a post on the LAC Website.

Each paragraph is separated by a single blank line. The postings
wrap lines at 72 columns.

Karl Geiger
LAC Chair

IEEE UCR Student Chapter 1st MicroMouse Competition

May 15, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section, Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

 IEEE @ UCR will be hosting its first ever micromouse competition on Sunday, May 26, 2013. This competition will provide students with the opportunity to develop practical technical skill such as circuit design, embedded programming, artificial intelligence, control, and many others.

MicroMouse Maze

Students from all campuses are encouraged to attend, though all contestants must be registered IEEE members. The competition begins 9:00AM Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Winston Chung Hall 138. Teams are encouraged to attend the practice session, which begins at 5:00PM Saturday, May 25, 2013. Please see the two google maps below for parking/location information.

Public Parking in Lot 10:

Winston Chung Hall:

Practice Session: Begins 5:00PM Saturday, May 25
Competition Day: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 9:00AM
Place: Winston Chung Hall 138


WordPress and plugins updating completed.

April 28, 2013 in Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

 If you see any problems now that the site has been update please send me an email detailing the issue or problem you’ve found.  Please provide information so I can reproduce the steps or anomaly that you found.

Thank you,

tom (THG)

IEEE Engineering Careers Conference 2013

April 17, 2013 in Buenaventura Section, Central Coast Section, China Lake/Bakersfield Section, Coastal Los Angeles Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, San Diego Section, San Fernando Valley Section, Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

The IEEE Engineering Careers Conference 2013 was held on Saturday, February 9th by IEEE San Fernando Valley Section. The conference focused on raising student awareness regarding engineering in general and encouraged said students to pursue these career paths. The conference was hosted at Glendale Community College in collaboration with IEEE Los Angeles Council, IEEE Metro Section, Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, Burbank  Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District, and Pasadena Unified School District. In total, this collaborative effort brought in over 200 middle school, high school, and community college students to this conference.

The were three keynote speakers for this conference: The first was Dr. S. K. Ramesh, Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Ramesh spoke of the contributions and values of engineering to the world today. The second keynote speaker was Ms. Erisa Hines, Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Ms. Hines was a key contributor to the Mars Curiosity Rover mission at NASA JPL, and she talked about how her curiosity from a young age eventually led her to this path at JPL. The third and last keynote speaker was Dr. Asad Madni, who is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer and CTO of BEI Technologies, Inc. Dr Madni echoed the themes of Dr. Ramesh and Ms. Hines, and his speech led to good questions from the students in attendance.

Besides the keynote addresses, there were other activities and sessions to engage the students’ interests, such as hands-on workshops and live demonstrations of several engineering projects. In addition, IEEE San Fernando Valley had over 12 professionals from the engineering industry come in to interact and answer questions from the students during the industry session.. Overall, it was a successful event aimed to generate interest and curiosity from the students to further look into engineering, science, and technology – and perhaps, one day, to pursue  these career paths to benefit both humanity and the advancement of technology.IEEE LAC Action Item for ECC 2013 Summary

First International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy

April 2, 2013 in Central Coast Section, Foothill Section, LACCN, Metro Los Angeles, Orange County Section, Uncategorized by tsnyderpe

GridWise Architecture Council AdministratorPacific Northwest National LaboratoryP.O. Box 999, MS K1-85Richland, WA 99352
March 26, 2013
RICHLAND, Wash., and PORTLAND, Ore. – Several industry and government heavy-hitters will present at
the First International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy, which will take place May 23-
24 in Portland.
Keynote and plenary speakers for the conference, which will focus on moving transactive energy
management from theory to practice, have been announced. Scheduled speakers include:
• Jon Wellinghoff, chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
• Phil Jones, commissioner,Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and current
president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
• Steve Wright, former administrator and chief executive officer, Bonneville Power Administration
• Bill Parks, senior technical advisor ofDepartment of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and
Energy Reliability
• Roland Risser, director of the Building Technologies Office withinDepartment of Energy’s Office
of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The event’sfull schedule is being finalized now and will be available by April 8 at The format will include plenary and breakout workshop
sessions. The workshop sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to help shape the
GridWise® Architecture Council’s work on a new Transactive Energy Framework document. This
document will consider the broad use of transactive energy techniques within the grid, between the grid
and grid-connected facilities, and within facility energy systems.
Space is limited and organizers expect a capacity crowd. Early registration at a discounted rate ends
March 31. Generalregistration is currently $350, but will increase to $400 on April 1. Discounts are
offered for government, academic and student attendees. To register go to
Some sponsorship opportunities also remain. For more information, go to or email
Transactive energy involves advanced techniques for managing the generation, consumption or flow of
electric power within an electric power system through the use of economic or market based constructs
while considering grid reliability constraints. The term “transactive” refers to making energy decisions
based on economic value. More information about transactive energy is at
The GridWise® Architecture Council is organizing the conference with support from DOE’s Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory, the Bonneville Power Administration, Smart Grid Oregon, Portland
General Electric and others. GridWise Architecture Council AdministratorPacific Northwest National LaboratoryP.O. Box 999, MS K1-85Richland, WA 99352
About the GridWise®Architecture Council
The GridWise® Architecture Council was convened in 2004 by the Department of Energy with support
from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As a volunteer council, the GWAC includes practitioners
and leaders with broad-based knowledge and expertise in power, information technology,
telecommunications, financial systems and other fields who are working together toward a coordinated
GridWise vision—the transformation of the nation’s energy system into a rich, collaborative network
filled with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities.
Ron Melton
Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council
+1(509) 372-6777

by admin

PSpice/Matlab Workshops Intermediate Level

October 12, 2012 in San Fernando Valley Section, Uncategorized by admin

The IEEE San Fernando Valley Section, Graduate Of the Last Decade Affinity Group, IEEE Student Branch at California State University, Northridge, and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society at California State University, Northridge proudly present a series of workshops to enhance members’ potential.
On October 20th, 2012 come and enjoy an intermediate course on these two vital tools for your engineering career. These free workshops are offered to help give you a leg up on your education, while providing you with an opportunity to network with other engineering students. Open to students from all disciplines. Lunch will be provided, so please register early to reserve your spot!
For added conveniece, the material will be presented twice to accomadate all those who are interested in attending.

Workshops are provided at no cost. RSVP is first come, first serve. Seats are limited.
Lunch for IEEE/HKN members is FREE*
Lunch for non IEEE/HKN members is $5**

* Proof of membership required at the door. Bring your IEEE card or have your membership number ready.
** To be paid at the door. Non-members that joins IEEE at the door will have this fee waived.

MATLAB 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in JD 2203
PSpice 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in JD 2204
Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in JD 2201
MATLAB 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM in JD 2203
PSpice 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM in JD 2204

Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2204
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Parking on school’s lots cost $6 per day. Parking Lot E6 (Student Lot) is the closest to Jacaranda Hall. Don’t forget to purchase your parking pass at one of the automated machines on the lot. Parking on any lot other than STUDENT LOT is not allowed and you may be ticketed or towed away. Access Studet Lot E6 from Halsted St.
Free street parking may be available on Zelzah Ave.

by admin

IEEE Orange County Consultants Network (OCCN) joins with the Los Angeles Area Consultants Network (LAACN) in presenting:

June 11, 2012 in Uncategorized by admin

Consulting Opportunities with Big Data and Hadoop

Gayn B. Winters, Ph.D.

1962 Lerner Lane

Santa Ana, CA 92705

714/366-4296 cell


Becoming common are Petabyte (10^15 bytes) and larger datasets and techniques to process them on clusters of thousands of ordinary PCs.  This talk discusses the techniques provided by The Apache Software Foundation’s Hadoop, which enable high availability processing on such clusters where frequent machine and disk failures are common and expected.  The techniques and several simple examples plus at least one substantial example will be presented.  Once basic principles are understood, consulting opportunities abound as more and more companies realize they have huge amounts of complex data.  For example, in the financial markets there are huge datasets that are related to risks on various investments being made.  Many companies offer their products on line, and as a prospect logs into their site, the company wants to make meaningful suggestions for products (Think Amazon for books, NetFlix for movies, Fry’s for electronics, Dell and HP for PCs, etc.)   GM just cancelled their Facebook advertising for lack of productivity; GM has tons of consumer data, what did they do wrong on Facebook and how should GM proceed?  Grocery stores give discounts for using “membership cards.”  They collect petabytes of information yearly that correlate the shopper’s age, address, and purchases.  How should they use this data?  Power transmission companies have amassed huge quantities of usage and load data across the current grid.  How should they use this to design the next generation “smart grid”?  Electronic medical records can now be mined to discover correlations with various sources of pollution and certain diseases.  Google builds all of its applications using this technology; what would you suggest for Yahoo and other specialized search engines?  There will be time for Q&A on these and related consulting opportunities

Ph.D. from MIT, with considerable post doctoral and academic work. Did foundational work using distributed workstations in the Financial Analysis industry. At Digital Equipment built the industry’s first PC with integral Ethernet, won a Computerworld award for best micro/mainframe integration software (that became Digital’s highest volume software product), promoted to Digital’s corporate strategy board and Corporate Consultant, corporate internationalization architect, oversaw multiple worldwide programs with many F1000 clients. Board of Directors for Unicode, Inc. At Phoenix Technology, as CTO, VP and GM, ran worldwide engineering and program management for systems; clients were manufacturers of PCs, boards, chips, peripherals, PDAs, and laptops. Started Bristol Systems to do engineering and application development outsourcing. Expert in high availability networking and security. Consulting, software development, and project/program management for manufacturing, commercial real estate, legal, and laboratory clients. At L-3/IEC, worked on current and modernized military GPS based products.  Currently working on Big Data problems in the insurance industry.

Date:  Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Time: 10:00 AM Introductions & Presentation

          12:00 PM Lunch & Networking

Location:   Cal State Fullerton on Nutwood and 57 in Fullerton.

Meeting is in the Engineerimg and Computer Science (ECS) Building.  Room 202.

Parking: Saturday parking is free. Enter from Nutwood and take Folino Drive north to       Parking Lot E. See maps at parking.fullerton. edu.maps for more detail.


Future Meeting: A presentation by Dr. Gary L. Blank, consultant, workshop leader, and 2012 candidate for IEEE-USA President-Elect is being rescheduled for an August date.  Watch for the announcement.

Lunch is free with reservation.  RSVP before the 23rd with an email to

Check out the IEEE-USA consultants website, database, and resources at

by admin

Hello world!

January 4, 2012 in Uncategorized by admin

Welcome to the new IEEE Los Angeles Council website.

If you wish to write or publish on this site, please contact